CSK vs PBKS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 30, 2023

CSK vs PBKS Match Prediction - Apr 30, 2023

The Chennai Super Kings are back at the Chepauk this weekend as they host the Punjab Kings for their lone fixture against them this season.

CSK vs PBKS head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 28 matches so far, with the Chennai Super Kings winning 16 of them, while the Punjab Kings have won 12.

CSK vs PBKS Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on TV on the Star Sports Network.


CSK vs PBKS Team Previews

Chennai Super Kings

The Super Kings failed to reach the knockout stages in the previous season but have bounced back pretty well this time around. They have lost just 3 of the 8 matches played so far and are comfortably in the top-4.

The top-order batting has been one of the biggest strengths for the Super Kings this season. Devon Conway has led the way for the other batsmen with 4 consecutive half-centuries and is the leading run-scorer for the team so far. His strike-rate has been issue but the consistency is so good, that one or two off-games will not affect his place in the eleven.

He has been ably supported by Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order, who is having another excellent season. We think Gaikwad is only rivaled by Yashasvi Jaiswal when it comes to starting off the blocks quickly.

 Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane have been pretty solid in the middle order. Both of them are being used an enforcers by MS Dhoni. Rahane is more comfortable against pace while Dube takes down spin with tremendous ease.

Ambati Rayudu has struggled so far but to be fair, he has also not had too many opportunities. CSK does have depth in their batting with all-rounders Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja, as well as MS Dhoni and can afford to be u;tra aggressive throughout the inning. Strike rate, rather than consistency, seems to be what the team is after.

Talking about the bowling, Tushar Deshpande has picked up 14 wickets so far and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the season. He has, however, been very expensive, giving away runs at close to 11 runs per over. He is likely to be joined by Matheesha Pathirana in the new ball attack.

The spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have done a decent job, taking 18 wickets between them. They could play a big role in Chepauk, where there is always some assistance for the spinners.



Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings will be pretty disappointed with their performance in their latest outing as they were thrashed by the Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs. As a result, they have now slipped to the bottom half of the table. It was a terrible performance by the bowlers as the Super Giants’ batsmen ran riot at the Mohali Stadium to post the second-highest team total in IPL history.

Rahul Chahar was the most economical bowler of the lot, but once again went wicketless, while the seamers including Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, and Sam Curran has economy rates of over 12.5. Looking at the performance of the bowlers over this season, Arshdeep has picked up 14 wickets so far but has received little support from the other end.

Kagiso Rabada, who missed a couple of matches, is now back in the squad and can be expected to play a central role but his performance in the previous match was quite poor. 

The spinners, Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Singh have struggled to pick up wickets. Going up against a strong CSK batting lineup with this bowling attack is not a good recipe for success.

Shikhar Dhawan has recovered from his injury and is now back at the top of the order where he will once again pair up with Prabhsimran Singh. There is something about the manner of approach of the opening batters that we do not like. Prabhsimran Singh seems to be a bit too reckless while Dhawan can be too sedate.

Atharva Taide has shown flashes of brilliance and will come in at the number-3 slot. The middle order, including Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, and Jitesh Sharma will need to play a bigger role here. There is obvious talent and depth available to PBKS but they need to play with more freedom and perhaps push up their most important players a bit.



Punjab Kings Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

CSK vs PBKS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

While the pitch at the Chepauk stadium has produced some high-scoring matches in the past, we saw in the last match that the pitch has slowed down a bit, making it a bit difficult to bat on.

The weather on Sunday is likely to be overcast with some showers, and we think that the seam bowlers might be able to generate some swing here.

The two-paced nature of the wicket means that the batsmen will have to get their eye in before they start playing the big shots. The temperatures will remain above 30 degrees with plenty of humidity.


CSK vs PBKS Betting Tips

Looking at the performance of both teams over the last couple of weeks, we feel that the Chennai Super Kings have been the more consistent team and enjoy an edge here. CSK has historically performed well on their home turf and we see them maintaining their excellent record here.

PBKS has excellent individual players but they have not been able to come together in a cohesive manner.

Bet on the Chennai Super Kings to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Tushar Deshpande Total Wickets

    Over 1.5 (2.625)


Tushar Deshpande is the leading wicket-taker for Chennai this season and has taken 14 wickets from 8 outings. He has taken more than 1.5 wickets in 6 of his last 7 matches, 2 of which were played at Chennai. Seeing his excellent form, we are backing him to pick over 1.5 wickets here. It helps that he has been utilized very well by MS Dhoni so far.

  1. Satbet


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Chennai Super Kings (1.85)


The opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway has been in excellent form for the Chennai Super Kings this season and we think they will find it easy to score against the PBKS bowlers. On the other hand, Dhawan might be a bit rusty after missing a few games due to his injury.

  1. 4rabet


    Total Runs in Highest Scoring Over

    Over 19.5 (1.77)


Chepauk has been a very high-scoring venue this season and as long as that continues, we will continue to bet on markets that support big scores. Shivam Dube, AJinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, and a number of other batters are all capable of helping you win this bet quite easily.

Today Match Prediction

Chennai Super Kings To Win the Match, 1.80

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CSK vs PBKS

Chennai Super Kings 81.37% (463)
Punjab Kings 18.63% (106)
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